Friday, February 23, 2018

Stroud Water Research Center Announces Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D. Executive Director's Fund

The Chester County-based Stroud Water Research Center, which advances knowledge and stewardship of fresh water, is seeking funding for the new Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director's Fund to further community-empowerment programs regionally and around the world.
Supporting the fund will honor Sweeney's long career at the Stroud Center while ensuring the legacy of his dedication to critical center-wide initiatives. A gift of any amount allows entry to a special event, Tip Your Hat to Bern, on March 23. Naming opportunities are available for leadership gifts.  Click Here to learn more about the event or to purchase tickets.
As a young Ph.D. student under Ruth Patrick, Sweeney began his internship at the Stroud Center in June of 1973. He became the second executive director on April 11,1988, a role he filled for the next 28 years.
Some of his notable accomplishments include the following:
-- Launched the Center’s education program for schools and community outreach. We currently serve more than 5,000 individuals in educational outreach each year.
-- Opened the Maritza Station in Costa Rica. This led to a series of tropical studies and education programs throughout Central and South America.
-- Guided separation from the Academy of Natural Sciences. Under Sweeney’s leadership, the Stroud Center became an independent 501(c)(3) on October 1, 1999.
-- Added watershed restoration to our mission. Sweeney’s research has led him to the conclusion that trees are vitally important for healthy streams.
-- Created a global presence. Sweeney’s research and expertise has helped us to develop relationships with countries near and far, expanding our footprint.
To learn more, go to Stroud’s Special Gifts webpage. Please contact David Reinfeld, director of campaign programs and major gifts, at 610-268-2153, 314 or  to inquire about project needs such as capital renovations, underwriting programs, or operational support within each area. EIN: 52-2081073
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Stroud Water Research Center website, Click Here to subscribe to UpStream.  Click Here to subscribe to Stroud’s Educator newsletter.  Click Here to become a Friend Of Stroud Research,  Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, include them in your Circle on Google+ and visit their YouTube Channel.
(Photo: Chesapeake Bay Journal, Benefits Of Forest Buffers.)

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